hoodie combo), the force of the impact will be greatly reduced. It is important to notethat all players must chronograph their paintball marker to ensure that it is firingwithin the safe limit of 300 FPS. Even if firing within this safe limit, it is stronglyrecommended that players wear layers so as not to leave any skin exposed, as a shotfrom within 20 feet can leave a mark if impacting on open skin. That being said, if you are wearing a few layers and are playing with fun in mind, it is more likely to gethurt running into a tree, or tripping and falling because you are too focused on theaction, and not on your surroundings!
Are there referees?
Referees exist in paintball, just as they do in football, hockey, and other sports.Referees strive to ensure safety at fields, and enforce the various rules of the game.
Who can play paintball?
Paintball can be played by anyone over the age of 18 without consent, and those whoare under 18 will require parental (or a guardians) written consent. There are no agelimits to play. Restrictions may exist for health reasons, so if you have any conditionsthat may impede play, you should consult your physician before starting play.What are the main types of paintball?Paintball can generally be divided into 2 types of play:Recreational/scenario/woodsball and Tournament/speedball. Generally, recreational play involves larger number of players, playing in dense foliage with specificobjectives in mind that may change from game to game. Tournaments usually involveteams of specific size (such as 3 man, 5 man, 7 man, etc.) that will compete againstother teams in a tournament format.
What is recreational paintball?
Recreational paintball gets its name from the atmosphere and type of players that areattending. In general, recreational paintball will take place over a large area, on fieldsmade up of largely natural objects, such as trees, wood forts, and anything else thatcan be easily built and placed into permanent position. Games can focus on scenariossuch as capture the flag, rescue the hostage, recon missions, acquisition of specificitems, eliminations, and so on.Scenario paintball tends to have markers in use that are more similar to real militaryguns. In this regard, some scenario games may attempt to reenact past militarymissions, such as D-Day at Normandy or the Battle of the Somme. However, not allscenario games are focused on recreating military situations. Other scenarios can havea science fiction twist, and really anything that comes into the organizers'imaginations.